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TP7421 - Zeneca, Verdley House
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This trigpoint:
Is ranked joint 13342nd with 92 other trigs (more).
Has a mean score of 5.00/10 (from 14 logged visits)
Was First logged: 27th Mar 2000
Was Last found intact: 21st Mar 2020
Was Last logged: 15th Jan 2022

Of the 14 logged visits,
6 recorded a location and of these....

All were within 43m
The average error was 22m
1 was exact

Verdley Verdley Bexleyhill TV Mast Bexleyhill TV Mast jonglew jonglew TrigJS TrigJS caroleengel caroleengel Ivanhoe Ivanhoe Glaslyn Glaslyn Mickandkim Mickandkim Zeneca, Verdley House Zeneca, Verdley House [Zoom In/Out] [Hide Labels]

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Logged Visits:

Couldn't find it 15th Jan 2022  18:50  by ET

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Couldn't find it  Score: 5/10

Tried to locate but extensive brambles have taken over. Place is incredibly eerie and the buildings ransacked.

Good condition 21st Mar 2020  10:07  by plet56

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 4/10

Cycled over on very quiet roads. Very spooky location with all the current Covid19 business. Hopefully not a sign of things to come.

Good condition 17th Jan 2020  12:01  by TrigJS

Gridref: SU 89712 26960   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Pillar in good condition. Located next to the abandoned Zeneca buildings. Was able to park in the Aspinal car park and then it was a 20 m walk.

TP7421 The pillar.

Good condition 7th Jul 2018  11:39  by G1ANQ

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Easy cycle to this Trig. It is an abandoned carpark. And isnt an OS trig as it doesnt have a FB and its design is a little different. It might be a work of art as it does seem to be surrounded by other works!? Or they might just be dumped rubbish. Last Trig of the day. Now to get back to the car and its A/c!

Trig Point
Artwork The NHS today
Artwork Jeremy Clarksons last car

Good condition 24th Jun 2018  00:00  by caroleengel

Gridref: SU 89710 26962   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Parked by access road SU 8950 2676 from where its a simple walk on tarmac to the old buildings and (becoming) overgrown trig

Good condition 14th Oct 2017  13:22  by dal

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

The former Zeneca research buildings are boarded up and look very neglected, as is the former lawn around the trig. Trig just north of the road around the outside of the offices. No cap - centre open. Note I used jonglew's grid ref to find it - it is far more accurate than the approx grid ref currently given. Not sure about the chronology of the site. The pillar has 1960 on it, and I found reference to suggest the offices date from the early 80s. The site was vacated in December 2001, following merger with a Swiss firm. There is security on site (vans in car park), and the trig is just beyond a gate.

Good condition 19th Jan 2016  11:23  by jonglew

Gridref: SU 89710 26958   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Parked at Aspinal's Fernhust complex, which fronts the old Zeneca research buildings now in disuse. The GR given is approx 50m too far N so initially thought it was completely encased in bramble, or worse, had gone (my GR is the actual locat). However, scouted about and spotted it in front of the old building (should have read previous logs!). As previously reported, built with no FB and '1960' etched into the concrete near top of one side; also there are no sight holes. Spider good, but no cap. Central tube brimming with frozen water. Long term future of this non-OSGB36 pillar uncertain given the abandoned buildings. Bag it while it's there!

Pillar TP7421©jonglew
Spider TP7421©jonglew

Not Logged 26th Oct 2015  00:00  by weirdbeard

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 5/10

Good condition 20th Apr 2015  11:30  by Mickandkim

Gridref: SU 89700 27000   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 3/10

Easy find if you keep driving down main carparks

Good condition 2nd Dec 2012  12:51  by peregrinus

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

This was a surprise - didn't know it was here. Happened to spot it on the android app while in the area. Front building now occupied by Aspinal. On a Sunday the barrier was down and the car park occupied. I walked along the overgrown track along the W side then in the side gate, walked downhill, ENE; the pillar is L (N) side of main access road, overlooked by the big (empty) building. Built without FB. Concrete inscribed with "1960". No top cap - appears to have been infilled with concrete although was covered with ice.

Pillar looking north
Pillar looking southeast
Top frozen at time of visit!

Good condition 20th Oct 2012  13:47  by Glaslyn

Gridref: SU 89700 27000   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Interesting flush on pillar....just 1960 inscribed on side. Access quite simple just follow one way system and pillar on left after first right hand turn opposite main entrance.


Good condition 18th Nov 2011  16:37  by Griefmiester

FB Number: NO FB  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Looks like this building is now ready for destruction - site all over grown, not sure on its future! - Pillar good condition no Flush Bracket - standard looking Spider

Good condition 6th May 2011  18:16  by Trigger

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10


Good condition 27th Mar 2000  13:00  by Ivanhoe

Gridref: SU 89700 27000   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Located in grounds of private company (Zeneca). No flush bracket. Dated 1960. Possibly used in building of the adjacent HQ buildings?

Trig by Zeneca HQ building at Verdley

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